OH: ODJFS, Medicaid recipients involved in data leak

Cristen Manion areports:

Hundreds of Ohioans who receive benefits from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services or Medicaid may have inadvertently had their information leaked by a computer error.

According to a release, the Ohio Departments of Administrative Services, Medicaid, and Job and Family Services (ODJFS) are taking steps to address the potential disclosure of personal information in the Ohio Benefits System.

Ohio Benefits reportedly supports certain ODJFS and Medicaid programs and is administered through a contract with Accenture under the purview of DAS.

While the issue did not impact any benefits, officials say information about recipients may have been leaked.

Officials say they have identified three separate instances in which information was leaked.

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